Finding engaging English lesson plans for hard-to-impress high school teenagers is no small task. Here you will find hundreds of helpful teaching ideas, units and themes that can be used for a range of grades and abilities, including AP English suggestions.
Want to cover one more work of Shakespeare in your high school curriculum? English and History teachers, team up for two days of exciting and engaging fun as you begin a quick study of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
The complexity of this popular Shakespearean comedy play can overwhelm some students, so finding creative interpretations can help pique their interest and increase their understanding of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Studying Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream invites students to study some of the most beautiful and lyrical language in any of Shakespeare’s plays. As with any work of Shakespeare’s, it takes some time for students to adjust to the language and truly master the art of reading the Bard.
When studying Shakespeare, especially one of his comedies, you want to ensure that students get a feel for the language and nuance of his wit and humor. The best thing teachers can do is have them stand up and perform.
Did you know the phrase “to catch a cold” originated in one of Shakespeare’s plays? These thirteen common phrases that came from Shakespeare will be a surprise to your students, and get them interested in the English Bard.
If your students are interested in love and adventure they will love these modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. This lesson plan has students creating a video review of one of these modern films.
As a caring, responsible teacher, you are always on the lookout for material to help explain the damage that students who are bullied or left out can endure. This lesson plan and download will help you use Buffy the Vampire Slayer as an example.
Whether you teach a class dedicated to psychology or philosophy or you want to delve into one of these topics in your traditional high school English class, discover how two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer can provide helpful material. A PowerPoint guide is included.
Looking for a fun yet educational idea for Halloween week in your High School English classroom? Discover how you can use episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to compare and contrast with classic black and white creature features of the past.
Whether your students read the Harry Potter series in earlier grades or have only watched the movie versions, this novel brings the primary themes of the book collection to light and is well worth reading as a class.
Truman Capote penned the first true crime novel, “In Cold Blood,” based on the 1959 murders of the Clutter family. Help your classroom prepare to read it with consideration, discussion and two PowerPoints available for download.
Once you have decided to teach In Cold Blood, chances are that as a good teacher, you will be looking for some creative lessons that will enhance your students’ education and interaction with the central ideas and themes of the novel.